Car dealerships are known for being a bit sexist towards women who come in to purchase cars. We’ve all been there before—whether we bring a knowledgeable guy friend with us or not, it’s difficult not to feel like a pushover the moment you step on a dealership lot. It looks like this all might be changing, though. According to a recent report from LeaseTrader.com, generally women get better deals than men when they buy cars. The reasoning behind this new discovery? Women complete more research before leaving home. In a recent NPR Morning Edition, John Sternal of LeaseTrader said that many women are taking the front seat in car buying, ..read more
Toyota has set the pace in the race for more eco-friendly cars after recently announcing that the company’s newest hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be in showrooms sooner, rather than later. According to the Japanese carmaker, production for the new green car will begin in mid-December with the sedan showing up on dealer lots by the end of this year.
The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is powered by—you guessed it—hydrogen, making it a viable green option for drivers looking to help the environment. This technology reduces the amount of green house gases emitted by a car when a hydrogen fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, heat, and water. ..read more
We all try to play matchmaker in our friends’ lives at one point or another—but what if we tried to match our friends with their perfect cars, rather than people? This is exactly what car aficionado and comedy writer Spike Feresten is doing on a brand new show airing on ESQUIRE network, called “Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten”.
This new series is a docu-series that combines both cars and comedy, while helping families find the perfect car for them. Feresten, who is the genius between some of your favorite Seinfield episodes—think “The Soup Nazi”—will take a few lucky families on the car shopping trip of their dreams. With an encyclopedic knowledge ..read more
Just as April showers bring May flowers, summer tends to come with a number of wet bathing suit bottoms and leaky ice coolers that can lead to a mildew-y scent in your car come autumn. To make sure your car stays mildew free and your autumn significantly less stinky, here are some tips on keeping the inside of your car dry this summer.
Change into dry clothes after swimming. One of the biggest mistake car owners make is in thinking that a towel placed on a seat will keep the car’s interior dry. Instead of resorting to the towel trick, instead have all of the passengers change into dry clothes. This ..read more
A person’s wedding day is truly a day that no one will ever forget. It is a time that is full of beautiful white dresses, gorgeously decorated receptions, and cramming an abundance of cake into your mouth. But what happens when you’re done partying the night away after marrying the person you love? While you might have planned every other little detail of your wedding, down to the specific garter you’d wear, it can be easy to forget about your getaway car, but don’t worry: that’s where we come in. Here are some great ideas for decorating your wedding vehicle, so you can leave the reception in style!
Traditional—The most traditional ..read more
If you’re shopping for a new family vehicle, you might find it difficult to choose which fits your family the best. For those of you looking for a car that offers sporty sophistication with tons of interior room, look no further than the 2015 Hyundai Sorento.
The Sorento, which was recently named Best Family Vehicle by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA), is a crossover SUV that offers a great amount of features. It comes available with two different engines, a 3.3-liter V6 and a 2.4-liter GDI, which both offer fun-to-drive performance and great fuel efficiency. These great powertrain options, along with the crossover’s athletic, yet elegant exterior, help make it ..read more
No matter how much of a shopaholic you are, there’s one thing no one likes to shop for—car repairs. Especially as a woman, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting the right price for the repair you need. While websites, such as Yelp, have helped car owners check out reviews of the various car shops in the area, there is now a better way to help manage your car maintenance issues—the OpenBay app.
With this app, you can say “Hello!” to a significantly cleaner glove box, since it keeps track of all your car service records electronically. After entering some basic information about your car, when you need a ..read more
Buying a new car can be an intimidating process. From the moment you set foot on a dealer lot, it can seem as if you’re being pressured to sign a contract right away. Because of the pressure a car dealer can place on you, it can be easy to forget to test drive that brand new car you’re taking home, which is a crucial step in the car-buying process.
According to a recent DMEautomotive study, almost 19% of women skip the test-driving step, making it no surprise that many women find they don’t love their new car as much as they thought they did. This is exactly why test-driving can be ..read more
It’s easy to forget that your garage is meant to be a place to keep your car, not to throw all of your clutter. More often than not, it becomes a black hole for your holiday decorations and unwanted paint cans. If your garage is starting to look like it belongs on Hoarders, it might be time to put it on the top of your list for spring-cleaning. In order to make it a bit easier for you, we’ve come up with these five steps to organize your garage.
Break out the mop and kitty litter. When a space is clean (and not crawling with spiders), it’s a lot easier to ..read more
If you’ve been waiting for a car that has a backup camera to add that extra bit of safety protection, but haven’t wanted to shell out the extra bucks for the optional, we’ve got some news for you! As of May 1, 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a new rule requiring all new vehicles introduced to the market to have backup cameras.
The rule, which stems from a push from consumers affected by tragic back-over accidents, will be final in 60 days. It is set to start phasing in on May 1, 2016, allowing carmakers two full years to implement the change. With the implementation of ..read more